One of the most effective ways to advance your career as a photographer is to have world class pros review your existing portfolio and offer sound advice for building a stronger portfolio to share with prospective customers and clients.
The Official Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, is the largest and most cost-effective way for photographers to gain access to many of the world’s leading industry influencers. Outside of PhotoPlus Expo, access to these industry influencers is virtually impossible and cost prohibitive. This year, the portfolio review program has been expanded to include video to meet the growing demands of the industry – photographers, videographers and filmmakers will be able to present and receive feedback on short films to demo reels.
At PhotoPlus Expo, presented by the Palm Springs Photo Festival, photographers (and videographers) will be able to sit down with dozens of top picture editors, art buyers, gallery owners, and art directors to have their portfolios reviewed and have one-on-one discussions about how to take their careers to the next level.
On Wednesday, October 29, the Official Portfolio Review Program will host a special Beginning Pro Day, exclusively for photographers launching their careers and those seeking portfolio consultations. Reviewers will help these photographers determine proper image selection, sequencing, and offer overall career advice and counseling. This is an opportunity for attendees embarking on careers in photography and video to receive one-on-one advice from some of the most successful and influential professionals in the business.
Portfolio reviews for Emerging Pros and seasoned Professionals will be available from Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 1.
The Official Portfolio Review Program is essentially a job fair for photographers featuring more than 175 influential professionals, and unlike other review programs, participants will be able to select and prioritize the reviewers who will review and critique their work. Last year, more than 1,600 portfolios were reviewed at PhotoPlus Expo and that figure is expected to increase this year due to the addition of the Beginning Pro program scheduled on Wednesday, October 29.
“This is an exclusive opportunity to meet one-on-one with experienced industry professionals to present your work and receive valuable feedback from people who hire, exhibit or publish photographers on behalf of their respective agencies, galleries, imprints and magazines,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher of PDN and the Photo Group. “The program is an extremely cost-effective way to present work in an influential and impactful way, especially when considering the cost of airfare and hotels, assuming you could gain access to these creatives at all. PhotoPlus is all about learning, education, and access to industry leaders – it really doesn’t get any more personal than this.”
Every approved registrant for the Official Portfolio Review Program will also receive free admission to PhotoPlus Expo, which includes the opportunity to try and compare the latest gear from hundreds of exhibitors and the ability to register to attend any of the 80-plus seminars and panel discussions scheduled throughout the show.
Photographers can see the complete list of reviewers and can register online to participate in five portfolio reviews. The cost for Beginning Pros is $250 and the cost for Emerging Pro and Professional Photographers is $275. Attendees who book 10 or more reviews will receive a 10 percent discount.
Portfolio Review Website: http://www.palmspringsphotofestival.com
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